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27 07, 2017

Parchment and the history of books

By |2019-06-01T13:54:12-07:00July 27th, 2017|Literature, West Asia|0 Comments

Pseudo-Apuleius, Herbarium (about 600 AD, now in Leiden) Papyrus came first Scribes carved the first writing on wet clay tablets, but soon after that, about 3000 BC, the Egyptians invented papyrus. By about 500 BC most people in West Asia and the Mediterranean used papyrus for writing. What is papyrus? Making papyrus Invention of writing Who invented the alphabet? All our West [...]

28 05, 2017

Yeast Project – Bread-making – Cell biology

By |2017-05-28T22:06:37-07:00May 28th, 2017|Biology|0 Comments

A boy making bread You can see what yeast does by making bread at home. It doesn't matter what recipe you use as long as the recipe calls for yeast, but here's a good recipe for bread. You can buy little paper packets of yeast at any big grocery store, and all you [...]